Monday, November 28, 2011

Candied Yams Recipe

First off, I have to warn you. This is the most delicious recipe for sweet potatoes. Mama Myers will need to chime in and tell me where this recipe originated from. We just have these on "special occasions" because they are a pretty naughty way to eat vegetables. Enjoy!

Candied Yams - Boykin Style

6 medium Sweet Potatoes
1 Cup Water
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
1 stick butter (56 grams)
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla

Boil or bake potatoes. Remove skin and slice into shallow baking dish. Combine water, sugar, butter, and salt into a saucepan and boil. Cool somewhat and add vanilla. Pour syrup mixture over potatoes (should cover the lower two thirds of the potatoes, minimum. Bake uncovered for 30-45 minute at 350 degrees F until potatoes begin to brown.


  1. I remember the year your mom made this at Thanksgiving. I still think about it every year it was so good! haha

  2. These are the sweet potatoes served at the annual Boykin United Methodist Church BBQ. And they are amazing . . . and spectacular!!